Alistair Overeem vs. Bob Sapp Arm Wrestling Results

Andrew Saunders@SaundersMMACorrespondent IIJanuary 1, 2013

Photo: WorldMMA
Photo: WorldMMA

In case you guys missed seeing "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem in action, the popular Dutchman went to Japan for an arm wrestling tournament last weekend.

In the finals, he ran into another mixed martial artist who is undeniably popular in Japan—Bob Sapp.

This might just be the first physical activity in years where Sapp actually tries to have his arm raised. It has been somewhat of a running joke for years that "The Beast" throws all of his fights in order to collect an easy paycheck.

It is a horrible accusation to make against any fighter, but when you consider that he used to be a successful boxer and mixed martial artist, it seems fishy that Sapp has faced regional talent yet somehow has lost 11 of his last 12 kickboxing bouts and 13 of his last 14 MMA fights. 

Sapp defeated Overeem in the tournament final, and it earned him a crack at the Japanese world champion, where "The Beast" didn't fare so well.

In less than one tick of the clock, the world champion showed why he is the best in the world. Sapp legitimately looked as if he couldn't believe how easily he was out-muscled by the smaller man.

Overeem returns to action for the first time in 13 months on February 2 at UFC 156, where he will meet Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in a hotly anticipated fight. If he is successful, it is likely that he will meet Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight championship later this year.